The NCCP Development 1 Clinic is designed for coaches working with players engaged in the competitive levels of hockey (Rep level U12 & above). Learn to motivate and lead your athletes as they move into a competitive environment. Build age-appropriate and competition specific practice plans while you give your players a solid understanding of the skills and strategies they will need to compete. You will also learn to analyze your players’ abilities to ensure that they’re equipped, both mentally and physically, for a more intense level of play. 


Upon completing this clinic you will be trained to: 

  • Plan and design a practice session; 
  • Analyze your athletes’ performance; 
  • Develop skill-specific programs; 
  • Coach a competition-oriented practice; 
  • Coach in a competitive situation. 


The *Coach - Development 1 Qualification will be delivered as follows:

Step 1:

Register for the Specialty Skills - *HU - ONLINE Checking course & *Coach - Professional Development - Make Ethical Decisions - Hockey course. Upon registration, the embedded Hockey University link can be found in your Clinic information email. Both online courses must be completed in order to register for the *Coach - Development 1 Qualification clinic.

Note: If you already have the Specialty Skills - *HU - ONLINE Checking course, you are not required to take it again.

Step 2:

Register for the *Coach - Development 1 Qualification clinic.


Upon successful attendance and completion of all pre-clinic and in-clinic tasks, the coach participant is deemed to hold Development 1 ‘Trained’ status.The requirements to become Development 1 ‘Certified’ are successful completion of the following tasks:

  1. MED Competition Introduction - Online evaluation
  2. Written Assignment – NCCP Development 1 Coach Evaluation Criteria (D1 POST-TASK WORKBOOK), including the Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  3. Field Evaluation – Practice

NCCP Development 1 - Analyze Performance Video Playlist

Use this link to Hockey Canada’s Drill Hub to complete the Analyze Performance section of the Post-Task Coach Workbook. This includes 6 practice plans. The Coach must choose 5 different drills out of the 6 practice plans and identify errors in at least one of the demonstrations and offer corrective measures for this player to correct the error.


Coaches must complete the MED online evaluation and Coach Workbook (NCCP Development 1 Coach Evaluation Criteria) – written assignment prior to requesting a Field Evaluation.

When these two items are completed, the Coach can request a Field Evaluation. Coaches should contact the NCCP Field Evaluator from their Centre - where they are currently active. If the Centre where the Coach does not have an NCCP Field Evaluator, the Coach should contact the Regional Development Leader (RDL) for their region.